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If you love historic boats and like to keep an eye on the weather, Majestic Weathervanes’s line of high-end rooftop accoutrements is worth a look. Built of aluminum and steel, each weathervane is an exact replica of a historic vessel, built to its original blueprints. These models-cum-vanes are designed to withstand anything short of an asteroid hit; one vane dropped from a height of 20 feet, was driven 2.5 inches into the ground, and sustained no damage. The rigging is built with multistrand stainless-steel cables (breaking strengths between 150 and 500 pounds), and the model comes with a 1.5-inch-diameter mounting post; theft deterrence is built-in. Each ship’s original paint scheme is replicated in polyurethane coating. Prices range from $5,600 to $17,000. Majestic Weathervanes, 401-213-6309, www.majesticweathervanes.com

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